Jan 31, 2019

AFP and Freedom Partners Join Coalition Urging Restoration of Congressional Tariff Authority

Post by Freedom Partners

Arlington, VA – Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce and Americans for Prosperity (AFP) joined a coalition of free-market and business organizations urging Congress to support the bipartisan Bicameral Congressional Trade Authority Act. In a letter to lawmakers, the groups stressed the need for Congress to take “urgent action to stabilize our precarious trade environment” by restoring the legislative branch’s authority to impose tariffs.


AFP President Tim Phillips and Freedom Partners Executive Vice President Nathan Nascimento issued the following joint statement:

“For months, our economy, farmers, American workers, and businesses have been hampered by uncertainty in the wake of tariff escalation. The bipartisan Bicameral Congressional Trade Authority Act is imperative to reinstate Congress’s authority to approve tariffs and provide a much-needed check on what is just another tax on Americans. The Constitution gives the legislative branch responsibility to impose tariffs. It is essential that those powers over tariffs are restored.”